Milwaukee officer involved in NBA player’s arrest fired

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Golovkin jabs at ‘clown’ Alvarez at weigh-in Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he’s black. A group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a disabled spot early on Jan. 26, but never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest, according to police body camera videos.Andrade later mocked Brown on Facebook for his arrest .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol#FearTheDeer,” one Facebook post read, referencing a slogan used to cheer on the Bucks at games. Andrade also posted a racist meme of Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant.Morales said in a statement that Andrade’s posts violate the department’s social media policies. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption FILE – In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is seen during an NBA basketball game in Denver. Milwaukee police plan to release body camera footage, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from the officers who used a stun gun on Brown during an arrest. The release comes as city officials who’ve viewed the videos have expressed concern about how officers conducted themselves. Even leaders of the police department have hinted the video may make them look bad. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city’s police chief said Thursday.Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the firing decision was not tied to anything Erik Andrade did when Brown was arrested, but explained that the social media posts compromised the officer’s ability to testify in other cases. Morales spoke about the case at a Marquette University event.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “They have a racist connotation and are derogatory, mocking an individual who was recently the subject of officers’ use of force,” Morales said. “Such comments also directly affect his credibility and ability to testify in future hearings as a member of this Department. I have not, and will not, tolerate such behavior.”Andrade was at the scene when Brown was arrested but was not among the officers who took him down, according to police. A total of 11 officers involved in the arrest were disciplined or retrained, but Andrade was not among those punished at the time.The president of the Milwaukee Police Association, Mike Crivello, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on behalf of Andrade. Andrade does not have a listed phone number.Morales apologized to Brown for his officers’ actions and the Bucks’ second-year guard was never charged with anything.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

“There is no FBI in the Country”

first_img“If for any reason that investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) should come to Liberia, I (Ambassador) will be the one that my Government should first notify, but not any kind of newspapers,” Ambassador Deborah Malac told a news conference in Monrovia.The US diplomat was responding to a reporter’s question as to whether any officer of the FBI was on a special mission in Liberia specifically to arrest a particular group of Liberians perceived as perpetrators of the country’s 14 year civil crisis or those accused of economic sabotage.According to her, there was no need for the FBI to probe Liberians and that if there was the need, her office would have been notified by her government prior to their (FBI) coming here.In recent times, two Monrovia-based dailies (not the Daily Observer) have been running a series of banner headlines (lead stories) insinuating that the FBI was in Liberia to arrest and or prosecute people accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity as well as economic sabotage.Ambassador Malac considered those media reports as “laughable” since her office has no knowledge of what the newspapers were referring to in their respective reportage.As of the setting up of a war crimes court in the country, the US Envoy told reporters that whatever Liberians feel is good for them regarding their country’s governing system has nothing to do with the intervention of the American Government.“If you want to set up your court system, and give it whatever name in line with your judiciary system, that is not the business of the US Government, even though we want the country to move away from the ugly past,” she indicated.She then embraced the resilience of Liberians who have overcome some of their country’s difficulties, and are succeeding in many other areas including economic growth, education and health sectors.On the recent Human Rights report released by the US State Department on Liberia, Ambassador Malac denied that the reports were based entirely on media reports.According to her, reports of rights violations is the requirement mandated by the US Congress, adding, “We don’t include those information in the report based on what the media reported, rather interacting with members of the public and sorting our complaints emanating from the citizens themselves who sometimes observe societal vices.”“This is what we do around the world, and not only Liberia as the government may think. I am certain, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had not referred to the entire report as the media reported,” the Ambassador clarified.Shortly after this year’s human rights report on Liberia was released by the US Government; President Sirleaf, in her reaction, described the report as something copied from the pages of the Liberian media.On other pertinent issues, Amb. Malac reaffirmed her government’s commitment to working with her Liberian counterpart to improve the country’s infrastructure as well as the education system through the intervention of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Meanwhile, Ambassador Malac has extended sympathy to family members of the late Sheikh Kafumba F. Konneh, who she referred to as a “man of peace.” It saddened my heart when I heard of the passing of Sheikh Kafumba Konneh, who I interacted with on so many occasions prior to his death on Monday, July 20.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kato School ready for September opening – Harmon

first_imgAfter years of being mired in controversy surrounding its structural standard, remedial works on the Kato Secondary School have been completed, and all is set for a September opening. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, told reporters at Friday’s post-Cabinet press briefing that the Certificate of Practical Completion was issued by Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson, who some two weeks ago had led to Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) a task force comprising technical experts from the Public Infrastructure and Education ministries to inspect the works done to fix several defects on the building.“They had declared that it will be ready for occupation, and I think they were in the process of moving furniture into it. I believe (that) for the September school reopening, that school will be ready for utilisation,” Minister Harmon declared.Contract for construction of the Kato Secondary School, worth $728.1 million, was in late 2012 awarded to Kares Engineering Inc., and works commenced the following year with a completion date set for April 2015. However, completion of the project was delayed on two occasions.A technical audit conducted subsequently had found that approximately 60 per cent of the project was defective, with another 30 per cent just over the borderline. Only about 10 per cent of the project was structurally sound.Among issues highlighted in the report was that the contractor had prioritised cost effectiveness over professional competence, and had used inadequately qualified consultants for the project.During a media tour done last August, Architect Davendra Doodnauth of Rodrigues Architects Auditing Company had pointed out jarring evidence that the building had been poorly constructed, such as bad timbers; exposed electrical outlets; cracking stairways and walls; termite infestation, and exposed steel.And Albert Rodrigues, Managing Director of Rodrigues Architects Ltd., had explained in the technical report that the project was flawed from the design phase. The auditing firm had estimated that remedial works on the Region Eight school could rack up a bill of in excess of $140 million, and would take some six months to fix the deficiencies.Kares Engineering subsequently undertook to have the remedial works done, and have since completed same.During last month’s inspection, Minister Ferguson said she and her technical team were satisfied with the standard of the repairs done to the facility.“With me I have technical support staff from the ministry, who would have visited before, visited during the remedial works, and who are here today; and based on what was reported thus far, and based on what I’ve seen, all the remedial works have been done to satisfaction,” the Junior Public Infrastructure Minister had said during the site visit.The newly completed Kato Secondary School has 56 classrooms, each capable of accommodating at least 35 students. There are four communal dorms for students; four self-contained matron’s quarters; eight teacher’s quarters with two bedrooms each; an admin building; an auditorium; an Information Technology (IT) laboratory to accommodate 15 work stations; and 34 toilet and urinal facilities.Having completed the remedial works, Kares Engineering has a contractual agreement wherein any defects occurring on the building within one year would be fixed at no additional cost to Government.Toshao of Kato, Clifton Pereira, expressed elation at the school being finally completed and ready for utilisation.“I’m anxious to see the reopening of the school in September, so that the children can benefit from it,” he said.The Toshao would previously have voiced his concerns about delays in completing the facility, pointing out that the Paramakatoi Secondary School is severely overcrowded and students in the community were being forced to attend schools as far away as Sand Creek, Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo).last_img read more

GDF ranks interviewed by Lindo Creek CoI

first_imgOver 10 years ago, a high-profile Joint Services team was deployed to the Lindo Creek area to hunt the members of the Rondell “Fine Man” Rawlins gang and on Wednesday five of its members were privately interviewed by retired JusticeCommissioner, Lindo Creek CoI, retired Justice Donald TrotmanDonald Trotman who chairs the Commission of Inquiry into the June 2008 Lindo Creek massacre.Lieutenants Lloyd Souvineer, Sheldon Howell, Omar Khan and the retired Army Officer Fitzroy Warde appeared before Justice Trotman for the interview, which will determine whether they will have to reappear to provide public testimony.The men were being sought by the CoI and have since been made available by the Guyana Defence Force after they received a correspondence letter and public notices were published in the daily newspapers.The CoI is still seeking the presence of former GDF Lieutenant Ayodele Woolford, former Superintendent Dwand Cambridge, Private Taylor, Private Quailo, and Philbert Bobb.Sometime between June 12, 2008, and June 24, 2008, miners Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres were shot and killed, and their bodies burnt at the Upper Berbice River mining camp, which was being operated by Leonard Arokium.The Lindo Creek CoI is the first of what the coalition Government has said would be a series of inquiries into the hundreds of killings, which occurred during a crime wave that began in 2002. The CoI was established to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the killings of eight miners and to report its findings and recommendations to President David Granger.last_img read more

BREAKING: Motion of No Confidence “properly passed” – CCJ

first_imgThe No-Confidence Motion against the coalition government was validly passed in the National Assembly on the evening of December 21, 2019, the Caribbean Court of Justice has ruled.The CCJ rejected submissions made by the State.According to the CCJ, the Constitution of Guyana clearly states that the Government must resign when it loses to a no-confidence motion.More details in the Wednesday June 19, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

Huskies drop 5-1 decision to Fairview

first_imgAfter the opening period between the Fort St. John Huskies and Fairview Flyers it appeared as though those in attendance were in store of a great night of hockey. Unfortunately for the home town fans the Huskies weren’t able to build off of a solid first period and wound up losing 5-1 after various miscues and penalty trouble.After the opening 20 minutes the game was tied at one with the Huskies enjoying a healthy edge in shots at 12-6. They’d only manage 11 shots the rest of the game.Head coach Gary Alexander said the physical tone established early in the game didn’t carry over into the final 40 minutes and that coupled with penalties sealed the Huskies fate.- Advertisement -“We came up with a few penalties that cost us some momentum and then we kind of gave up on overpowering them. We didn’t take the game to them anymore after that first period so they were allowed to pretty much do whatever they wanted out there. We weren’t physical enough and we weren’t hungry enough,” he said.Despite not being as physical as he would have liked, Alexander did say the desire to work hard was there in the game from his club but when playing the league’s top team it just want enough considering how the game unfolded.“They just didn’t physically take the game to them after the first. They worked hard, don’t get me wrong. I thought the effort was there but they just physically backed off. They got a couple of goals and we got frustrated and took some silly penalties. Some of them were a little bit soft but you’ve got to take that in stride and keep on trucking and we didn’t do that. We didn’t persevere.”Advertisement Scoring for the Huskies was Cayle Bell.Next up for the team is two games on Friday and Saturday against Beaverlodge and Sexsmith respectively.last_img read more

DOE invites agency input on lab cleanup

first_imgBut Energy Department officials said Thursday that they’ve adopted a new policy that calls for more input from the public and environmental regulators. “The environmental management program at DOE has become more mature,” Energy Department spokesman William Taylor said. “Even if there is not a clear line of jurisdiction, why not bring them in anyhow? We welcome the comments so nobody can stand up in a meeting and say we weren’t consulted on this.” But Dan Hirsch with the Committee to Bridge the Gap was skeptical about the Energy Department’s change. “Are they going through the motions of complying with (EPA guidance) but doing so only for the last two buildings while the entire rest of the site has been in violation?” Located in the hills above Simi Valley and Chatsworth, the Santa Susana Field Lab was developed in the late 1940s for rocket-engine research. Ninety acres of the site were used by the federal government for nuclear research from 1955 through 1988. There were 10 reactors on the site; one experienced a partial meltdown. The Energy Department has sole authority for the radiation cleanup and has slowly been decontaminating the site. The government is preparing to finish the cleanup and return the land to lab owner Boeing Co. by early next year. But controversy remains over cleanup standards and how much radiation will be left on the land. And one of the biggest disputes has centered on whether the Energy Department has to follow the EPA’s cleanup guidance. In 1995, the two agencies signed an agreement that said the Energy Department would follow EPA guidance. But the EPA contends the DOE has not followed the deal in the Santa Susana Field Lab cleanup. Instead, the DOE chose the less stringent of two cleanup standards for the property. Under that standard, someone living on the site for 40 years would receive an extra 15 milirem of radiation per year. That would represent a 1-in-3,333 risk of cancer death. The EPA guidelines suggested a 0.05 milirem goal representing a 1-in-a million cancer death risk. Energy Department officials are careful to note that while they again are consulting with the EPA, they are not following their original agreement with the agency. EPA officials said the DOE appears to be following the agreement’s policy of cooperation although they still have concerns about the cleanup effort. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 If you go A public hearing on the DOE cleanup proposal will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A decade into the cleanup of radioactive contamination at the Santa Susana Field Lab, the Department of Energy has begun consulting with state and federal environmental regulators on decontamination of the site’s last buildings. And surprising longtime watchdogs, the agency has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to weigh in on demolition of two buildings in the former nuclear energy research facility. The two federal agencies have publicly clashed over cleanup standards at the lab, with the EPA saying four years ago that the Energy Department’s plan would leave the lab unsafe for anything but limited picnicking and camping. Environmental groups have a pending lawsuit over the cleanup, saying the Energy Department ignored its own pledge to follow EPA guidance and will leave hazardous radiation on the site. last_img read more

City Hall public hearing tonight for zoning bylaw amendment

first_imgThe application is a proposal for an eight unit or a twelve unit configuration on the corner of 88 Street and 101 Avenue.The application and accompanying report was first presented to City Council at the February 23, 2015 regular meeting.This is an opportunity for residents to ask questions, voice their opinion and address any concerns.- Advertisement -The public hearing will take place at City Hall, located on 10631 100 Street, March 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.last_img

End of his Liverpool career? The news Jurgen Klopp did not want to hear

first_img Danny Ings 1 Hot on the heels of news that Joe Gomez has injured his cruciate knee ligaments, Liverpool have announced another summer signing, Danny Ings, is out for the season having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.It’s bad enough to sustain such a serious injury, but Ings had begun to find his feet at Anfield after his summer arrival and had only just made his England debut, meaning he is likely to miss out on the chance to play at Euro 2016.With Jurgen Klopp newly arrived on Merseyside, it also means Ings won’t have a chance to impress his new boss this season.Here is a selection of the reaction on social media…last_img read more

GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS GET READY FOR JUNIOR B FINAL

first_imgThe club is this week preparing for the Junior B Championship Final which takes place in Tír Chonall Park in Donegal Town on Sunday evening with a 6pm throw Inn.Both adult teams travelled to Convoy on Saturday evening last and were defeated in both games. Our u13’s started the season off with a defeat to a good Naomh Padraig , Muff. There were good performances from Gabriel Aduaka, Mikey Sweeney, Diarmuid Cahaill and Brian Melaugh . Our next game is away to Buncrana next Sunday the 15th. Training on Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 7.U14 girls gaelic team played Killybegs in their final league match and won the match in great style. All players contributed to a skilful and determined performance and showed tremendous team spirit in some testing situations. Thanks to coaches and parents for their support on the night All underage training continues at Páirc na Gael, Sunday Gaelic for U6, U8 & U10 11am. Monday Girls gaelic U12 at 6pm. Tuesday Camogie 6pm U12/14 hurling 6.30pm. Wednesday U10/12 gaelic 6.30pm. Thursday U6, U8, U10 & U12 hurling 6.30pm. Friday. U14/16 girls gaelic 6pm. U12/14 gaelic 6.30pm.The Club are holding a Family Fun Day at their grounds in Páirc na nGael at the Glebe next Sunday 29th Sept, starting with the usual Fun Day activities at 1p.m.The Organising Committee are preparing a large Programme of Activities for all the families to enjoy including Athletics, Hurling Skills, Free Kick and Penalty Kick Competitions and Novelty Events including Spud & Spoon, 3 legged, Sack, Wheelbarrow and Family Relay Races. Other Novelty events will include the popular Stocks, Wellie Throwing, Lucky Dip, Guess the Name of the Gaels Mascot, Guess the number of Sweets in the Jar, Lucky Dip and Face Painting etc.Hospitality will be provided in Marquee Tents including the usual delicious Home Baking and Cake Sales. Barbecue food and Ice Cream will also be served. More details will be available in the coming weeks The Lotto Numbers for week ending the 8th September were 1,8,15 & 17 Match 3 winner was Michael Parkinson, Friends of the Gaels Next weeks jackpot will be 1450Euro.  GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS GET READY FOR JUNIOR B FINAL was last modified: September 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS GET READY FOR JUNIOR B FINALlast_img read more